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Should I remove TubeSing-12?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0006%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.18 days
93.70 days >
Average installed length: 49.23 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is TubeSing-12?

This toolbar/web browser extension is ad/search-supported that is typically installed as an optional offer, users generally have this bundled with 3rd party software. During setup, this toolbar will modify the home page and new tab pages to an affiliate search portal using a primary search engine in order to collect shared search revenue. It will also modify the default search provider as well.


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 6.92 MB (7,251,590 bytes). TubeSing-12-updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in TubeSing-12.
utils.exe (d2bb3473b0efea1462faa7296572373d) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE HW32.CDB
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.9
ESET-NOD32 8.9309 a variant of Win32/Packed.VMDetector.C
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.02 PUP.Optional.TubeSing.A
Symantec 1/26/2014 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
TubeSing-12 has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove TubeSing-12.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TubeSing-12
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\TubeSing-12\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Antivirus.
Estimated size: 6.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TubeSing-12

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\TubeSing-12\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • TubeSing-12-bg.exe - TubeSing-12 (TubeSing-12 exe)
  • TubeSing-12-bho.dll - TubeSing-12 BHO
  • TubeSing-12-bho64.dll
  • TubeSing-12-buttonutil.exe
  • TubeSing-12-buttonutil64.exe
  • TubeSing-12-chromeinstaller.exe
  • TubeSing-12-codedownloader.exe
  • TubeSing-12-enabler.exe
  • TubeSing-12-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • TubeSing-12-updater.exe
  • TubeSing-12-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • TubeSing-12-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TubeSing-12' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411421116} (CrossriderApp0044216).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • TubeSing-12-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSing-12-firefoxinstaller.
  • TubeSing-12-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSing-12-enabler.
  • TubeSing-12-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSing-12-codedownloader.
  • TubeSing-12-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSing-12-chromeinstaller.
  • TubeSing-12-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSing-12-updater.

How do I remove TubeSing-12?

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Or, you can uninstall TubeSing-12 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program TubeSing-12, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove TubeSing-12.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by TubeSing-12 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 10 17%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.33%
Windows 10 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 8 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from Saudi Arabia
Which countries install it?
  Saudi Arabia 33.33%
  United States 26.67%
  United Kingdom 20.00%
  South Africa 6.67%
  Belgium 6.67%
  Norway 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Acer 16.67%
Toshiba 8.33%
Sony 8.33%
Samsung 8.33%
ASUS 8.33%
Common models
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Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 8.33%
Packard Bell EasyNote TJ6... 8.33%
HP-Pavilion GJ381AA-B14 a... 8.33%


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